The Hub - Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

The Hub

The Hub is a safe, non-clinical space within the hospital for children, young people and families to take a break or spend time together away from the wards.

Located in the ground floor Family Support Corridor (next to The Pod, our outpatients waiting area), The Hub is a space for playing, chatting, relaxing and having fun.

As with the Drop In Centre before it, our team are always there with a smile, a listening ear and a cup of tea (or hot chocolate!) on good days, bad days and everything else in between.

The Hub is packed with things to do, from arts and crafts, to video consoles and virtual reality; board games, toys and sensory play!

The space is designed therapeutically, and includes a kitchen, lounge, TV snug and play area.  There is also an outdoor courtyard and a complementary therapy room.

It doesn't feel like we're in hospital at all.

- Young person


We work with children and young people of any age; and also with siblings, parents and extended families.

If you are staying at or visiting the hospital, we are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. Due to Covid restrictions, we kindly request that you call ahead on extension 50367.

Sometimes we will need to limit numbers due to hospital guidelines on infection control, but we will do our best and utilise the versatility of our space to try and ensure that no one misses out. We can also provide support through our Youth Work facility.

She's had such a big smile every time she's been. She's been asking all afternoon when we can come back!

- Parent